folks, I'm confused. Alot if not most states have the typical fireworks
exemption for model rockets and model rocket motors... the so-called
recoverable aero models clause..
And now model rockets are regulated by nfpa fire codes....since 1968.
SO it appears that we got model rockets successfully exempted from most
states fireworks laws, then turned around and placed model rocketry under
nfpa fire code regulations....
Tell me this makes any sense:
remember back in the late 50's there was amateur rocketry and then model
rocketry came along... model rocketry has always been touted as the safer
alternative to amateur rocketry....well today almost 50 years later, amateur
rocketry is still totally deregulated in most states (except for california)
from the state fire codes while model rocketry which is supposed to be on an
orders of magnitude safer, is regulated to death with nfpa fire codes. I am
not saying that AR should be regulated; I am saying that we need to get
model rocketry completely and totally deregulated just like AR is...
- posted 15 years ago